Labeobarbus parawaldroni (Lévêque, Thys van den Audenaerde & Traoré, 1987)

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  23 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: rivers situated on the western part of Côte d'Ivoire and eastern part of Liberia: Cavally, Nipoué/Cess, Saint Paul, Lofa and Tabou (Ref. 2940, 13331, 81282) and Dodo (Ref. 2940, 13331).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Diagnosis: last simple ray more or less ossified at base (no strong spine), but always shorter than head; ossified part 50-70% head length; lower lip well developed, forming a generally well visible mental lobe, sometimes rubber-lipped; 9-10 dorsal fin branched rays; scale formula 4.5/24-27/4.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 4-5/14-17 gill rakers on first gill arch (Ref. 2940, 81282). Description: large species; fairly deep body; subterminal mouth; well developed lips forming rounded, sometimes hypertrophic, mental disk; 2 pairs of moderately developed barbels; distal margin dorsal fin concave; longest dorsal-fin ray is first branched ray; D:IV,9-10; A:III,5-6; P:I,15-17; V:I,8 (Ref. 2940, 81282). Coloration: body light brown in preserved specimens (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Biology:  Affinities: Close to B. bynni waldroni (with strong dorsal spines in adults).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 August 2019 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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